Akagera Aviation celebrates a decade of successful operations with Leonardo helicopters

Leonardo Press Release | June 19, 2019

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At Paris Air Show, African aviation services provider Akagera Aviation is celebrating a decade of successful operations of Leonardo helicopters in Rwanda, delivering a range of services including VIP and charter transport, aerial photography and medical evacuation across the nation.

Akagera Aviation plans to expand its current fleet of AW109, AW139 and AW119Kx helicopters with additional AW119Kxs. Leonardo Photo

Established in 2004, Akagera Aviation has strongly contributed to the growth of Rwanda’s aviation sector making its home nation the first Central African country to introduce an emergency medical service helicopter (EMS) into service. Based at Kigali International Airport, the company has progressively expanded and diversified its business model also supplying aerial survey, aerial advertising, pilot training, aircraft maintenance and sales, setting new standards in the region.

More recently, Akagera Aviation has increasingly responded to the demand for transport operations in support of the growing tourism industry.

Akagera Aviation currently operates an AW109 Grand light twin, an AW139 intermediate twin and two AW119Kx single-engine helicopters featuring a rapidly reconfigurable layout to perform various missions.

Thanks to best-in-class performance, cabin space and comfort, state-of-the-art technology and high safety standard, the Leonardo helicopters have demonstrated the ideal solution for operations in hot and high conditions and have demonstrated outstanding service in support of the local community and growing tourism.

Akagera Aviation expects a further expansion to meet the growing demand for the services provided and is planning to introduce additional AW119Kx helicopters into its fleet in the future.

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